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One-way? No way!
We want all streets in Hackney to be returned to full two-way working. Workarounds such as exemptions to permit contraflow cycling can be a tolerable temporary measure, but full two-way working is better and safer. Rat-running in back streets can be dealt with by widespread use of filters (eg bollards and other cycle-permeable closures), which enable motors to reach every address but mean that they must return to the main street the same way.
Hackney Cyclists played a big role in Look Both Ways, the successful community-driven lobby to make Shoreditch two-way again. Memories of the 1960s one-way gyratory racetrack as it was until early 2002 are now passing into history, and the switch to two-way has made cycling in the Shoreditch area a whole lot more convenient and pleasant.
Together with Hackney Living Streets (the pedestrians' lobby group), we're now leading the campaign to get rid of the Stoke Newington one-way system.
We've made a good start to restoring permeability for cycling in our borough, but there's a long way to go. Read more...
STA Bikes built up the largest programme of cycle training ever seen in the borough, for both children and adults, with funding from Transport for London via Hackney Streetscene. This work was brought in-house by the council in 2010.
If you are interested in cycle training, see Cycle Training Ltd or the London School of Cycling. Anyone over the age of 11 who lives, works or studies in the borough of Hackney is entitled to two hours of free or subsidised one-to-one professional cycle training. Phone Cycle Training UK to book your session on 020 7231 6005.
Stalls at events
Mapping and knowledge base project
Car Free Days
Project Modal Shift
Even if you're not a member of the London Cycling Campaign, you are welcome to attend (though non-members aren't able to vote).
These are just a few of the things we are involved in. For a fuller view, see the minutes of our meetings, or join our email discussion list.